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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population in the two regions of Burkina Faso in February 2015

From: Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections and associated risk factors among schoolchildren in the Plateau Central and Centre-Ouest regions of Burkina Faso

Children’s demographic characteristics (n = 385) [n (%)] Plateau Central [n (%)] Centre-Ouest [n (%)]
Sex
 Girls 188 (48.8) 97 (49.0) 91 (48.7)
 Boys 197 (51.2) 101 (51.0) 96 (51.3)
Age of childrena
 Age group 1 (8–11 years) 251 (65.2) 147 (74.2) 104 (55.6)
 Age group 2 (12–14 years) 134 (34.8) 51 (25.8) 83 (44.4)
Ethnicity
 Mossi 262 (68.1) 189 (95.5) 73 (39.0)
 Gourunsi 114 (29.6) 1 (0.5) 113 (60.5)
 Others (Dioula, Peulh) 9 (2.3) 8 (4.0) 1 (0.5)
Caregiver’s socioeconomic characteristics (n = 385)
 Roof material Simple (natural and baked clay) 37 (9.6) 12 (6.1) 25 (13.4)
Metal cover 348 (90.4) 186 (93.9) 162 (86.6)
 Wall material Simple (natural clay) 359 (93.3) 182 (91.9) 177 (94.7)
Baked or cemented clay 26 (6.7) 16 (8.1) 10 (5.3)
 Floor material Simple (clay, sand, mud, straw) 255 (66.2) 115 (58.1) 140 (74.9)
Baked or cemented clay 130 (33.8) 83 (41.9) 47 (25.1)
 Energy used Simple (charcoal, firewood) 376 (97.7) 191 (96.5) 185 (98.9)
Electricity and gas 9 (2.3) 7 (3.5) 2 (1.1)
 Possession of domestic animals 371 (96.4) 187 (94.4) 184 (98.4)
 Animals roaming freely in household 246 (63.9) 124 (62.6) 122 (65.2)
Caregiver’s sociodemographic characteristics (n = 385)
Caregiver’s ageb
 No formal schooling 288 (74.8) 142 (71.7) 146 (78.1)
 Primary education 59 (15.3) 28 (14.1) 31 (16.6)
 Secondary or higher education 38 (9.9) 28 (14.1) 10 (5.4)
Main occupation of head of household
 Agriculture 344 (89.4) 180 (90.9) 164 (87.7)
 Merchant 8 (2.1) 7 (3.5) 1 (0.5)
 Civic service 9 (2.3) 3 (1.5) 6 (3.2)
 Others (housework, retirement and no employment) 24 (6.2) 8 (4.0) 16 (8.6)
  1. a = mean age of 11.0 (±0.7) years; 10.8 (±0.1) in the Plateau Central and 11.2 (±0.1) in the Centre-Ouest
  2. b = mean age of 45.0 (±14.2) years; 44.8 (±14.3) in the Plateau Central and 45.2 (±14.1) in the Centre-Ouest